Wolfgang Obergassel, Florian Mersmann and Hanna Wang-Helmreich of the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute published their article "Two for One: Integrating the Sustainable Development Agenda with International Climate Policy" in 2017. The article was published in "GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society" and has now been awarded second place in the GAIA Best Paper Award 2017.
In their article, the authors discuss the 2015 watershed for international sustainability governance. With the Paris climate agreement and Agenda 2030, the international community adopted new targets and processes which are to guide policy for decades to come. Both emphasise the need for integration. In practice, however, climate change and sustainable development have so far been siloed issues. The article, therefore, discusses options for how to better integrate sustainable development concerns into international climate policy.
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